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At the point where i may have to give away our cat

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At the point where i may have to give away our cat

so we have a cat, but the issue is the fur and shedding. the fur is literally everywhere. on the kitchen counters, on the dishes sometimes, all my clothing, bedsheets, even on my towels in the washrooom so when im drying myself sometimes i get little bits of cat hair on my body.

I've tried grooming, doesnt do anything. its just a short hair siamese

any suggestions, or is it time to give the kitty away?
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Don't you love your cat? Consider giving it away just due to shedding issues? :(
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How about vacuuming more often?
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Maybe have a vet check to ensure there are no underlying reasons, it sounds unusual for a shorthair.
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Siamese don't have undercoats to worry about and shed less than other breads.

When you say you tried grooming, what do you do exactly? What brush did you use? How often are you brushing?
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My suggestion is to brush your cat more often. There is no way there should be that much hair everywhere unless the cat isn't getting brushed and/or you aren't cleaning your house often.

Try changing the cats diet if the fur looks unhealthy. Brush more often in the spring as it is shedding season. Make a room a no cat zone if it bothers you so much, but by your description it sounds like most likely you are acting OCD about cat hair.
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I don't even....

There's a lot more that you can try and do than just grooming before deciding to give up your cat.
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shedding is normal, but if you think it's excessive shedding, please do take your cat to a vet to check, as there could be an underlying medical problem.
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Has it always shed at the current rate? Or did the shedding get progressively worse? If so, I agree with PP that suggested getting the cat evaluated by a vet.
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What did you expect when you got an animal that's covered head to toe in fur? Like most animal owners, you simply deal with it. Vacuum and use lint rollers. It's part of owning animals
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Shaner wrote:
Apr 6th, 2018 10:10 pm
What did you expect when you got an animal that's covered head to toe in fur? Like most animal owners, you simply deal with it. Vacuum and use lint rollers. It's part of owning animals
actually it isnt a part of owning animals. the whole purpose of why i bought this expensive breed for more than $500 is because the breeder told me (incorrectly or lied knowingly) that the siamese cats dont shed much, if at all.
otherwise, i could have gone for other non shedding cats like cornish/devon rex or russian blue.
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joeyjoejoe wrote:
Apr 6th, 2018 9:39 am
Siamese don't have undercoats to worry about and shed less than other breads.

When you say you tried grooming, what do you do exactly? What brush did you use? How often are you brushing?
i use a tool from the vet that is basically one single row of really small metal pins and on the other the same thing but larger pins spaced out more.
i brush him i wouldn't say once a week, i would say rarely brush him maybe once a month but even when i brush him theres still fur coming out everywhere. pic attached

i know i need to brush him more but i think even if i do he will still shed everywher. his fur is literally everywhere. i just bought new socks and when i walked on the carpets the fur is all over my socks. its on the cabinets. on the printer, on all my clothing. i bought the siamese because it was supposedly a low shedding cat but thats definitely not true

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pimom wrote:
Apr 6th, 2018 6:52 am
How about vacuuming more often?
the problem is, cat hairs, they dont come out of clothing or carpets very easily. at the end of their hairs they have this material that is very sticky and pointy so it is hard to come out. i vacuum all the time no help..
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Karala wrote:
Apr 6th, 2018 11:40 am
My suggestion is to brush your cat more often. There is no way there should be that much hair everywhere unless the cat isn't getting brushed and/or you aren't cleaning your house often.

Try changing the cats diet if the fur looks unhealthy. Brush more often in the spring as it is shedding season. Make a room a no cat zone if it bothers you so much, but by your description it sounds like most likely you are acting OCD about cat hair.
how often should i be brushing the cat? the tool i have is not very good.
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I agree with a vet check, since hormonal imbalances, skin allergies etc can cause excessive hair loss. You can also try feeding frozen raw food or dehydrated raw food- I know my dog sheds less on raw. If you switch to raw expect a detoxification period where cat sheds even more.

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